GPSolo speaks with editor, jennifer j. rose, and contributing authors from Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm, Second Edition.
The average solo or small firm lawyer may spend more waking hours each day with staff than with a spouse or significant other. And in some cases, even years longer. They will devote all kinds of time and money searching for that significant other, courting the person, learning how to live with that person, being trained by that person - but when it comes to staff, an "Oh, that one will do" more frequently than not seems to be the way it is all approached.
The office staff often know the intimate secrets of their employers, know all about the clients' secrets and things that cannot be discussed with lawyers' spouses, know more than a spouse about a lawyer's finances, and, if they have access to a lawyer's trust account, can do more damage financially and professionally than a spouse ever could.
This book inspired by lessons the authors have learned from law office staff, both their own and those employed by others. Specific topics covered during this session include:
• Technology Policies for the Small Law Office
• Keeping the Team Happy
• You're Fired
• Workplace Security for Solo and Small Firm Staff
David Levesque, Levesque Law, Damariscotta, ME
GPSolo Book Publications Board, Chair
jennifer j. rose, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Editor, Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm
Vicki Levy Eskin, Levy & Associates, P.A., Longwood, FL
David Zachary Kaufman, Kaufman Law Group, VA, MD and Washington, DC
Kelcey Patrick-Ferree, Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree, Iowa City, IA
Jonathan G. Stein, Law Offices of Jonathan G. Stein, Elk Gove, CA
Members who have registered for this Podcast will receive a discount code to get 20% off the Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm, Second Edition and a link to the recording within a week after the conclusion of the program.
Sponsored by and FREE for members of:
ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
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